Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This was a recipe my mom would make when we were young. I think she originally got it from the back of the cornstarch box. To make this chocolate pudding, increase the sugar to 2/3 cup and add 2-3 Tbs cocoa with the cornstarch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt into a saucepan. Gradully stir in milk.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute, sitrring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Chill.


Most Helpful

I've made this several times now and it is so good & easy to make. My toddler loves it. I make frozen pudding pops with half of this recipe. Thanks for a great recipe!

Legna September 30, 2008

I tried this one as I realised another recipe I had required vanilla pudding, but I didn't have the package kind. I used unsweetened, vanilla Almond Breeze instead of milk and still had to add quite a bit more vanilla to get a vanilla flavour and hide flavour of the cornstarch. With the Almond Breeze the colour was a little weird (grey) and it didn't turn out quite as thick as I had hoped but it did work well in the recipe I needed it for. My kids tried it on it's own and said no thanks though. We don't have pudding very often (read 2 or 3 x a year) so it's not a comparison to packaged product thing, even my 10yo that is vanilla crazy wasn't crazy about this. I will use it again if needed in recipes though.

Just_Ducky!! February 23, 2011

I made this and it came out wonderful. I used splenda and waited to add it untill I removed it from the stove. I had to add a tad bit more cornstarch to make up for not using sugar, but it was still very good.

krystena10 October 11, 2008

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